A recent study has found canned fruit contains the same levels of toxins as the equivalent of three to four glasses of milk.
“There’s no question there are some toxins in the fruits,” says Dr. Michael Gershenfeld, an infectious disease expert at the University of Toronto.
Gersenfeld is an expert in the Canadian canned fruit industry and has been working to understand what those toxins are.
He says he has been researching them for nearly a decade.
“The canned fruit is not a good source of nutrients,” he says.
“They’re not healthy.
That includes the harmful bacteria, yeasts, moulds and viruses that can cause illness and death. “
Some of the most common toxins are those that are found in human milk.”
That includes the harmful bacteria, yeasts, moulds and viruses that can cause illness and death.
Genshenfeld says even though canned fruit isn’t as toxic as milk, its fat content can be a problem.
“You’re putting more fat in there than the milk,” he explains.
“So the fat is the problem.”
So are the contaminants in canned fruit.
Geringenfeld says some contaminants are found only in the outer layer of the fruit and aren’t present in the pulp or flesh.
Others are found on the surface of the fruits.
“It’s very, very difficult to tell the difference,” he said.
“If you buy a can of apples, for example, you’re actually getting apples that have the most contaminants and it’s not even in the core of the apple.”
So why do canned fruit contain contaminants?
“It depends on the source of the canned fruit,” Gershedfeld says.
When it comes to fresh produce, there are several types of canned food.
“Canapés contain fruit juices, like apples, which are rich in fat,” he explained.
“But also there’s milk.
There are also canned fruit juices in the milk.”
But the difference between a canned fruit and a milk-based product is the fat content.
The fat content of a milk product is about the same as the fat in a canned apple.
Geredts says a lot of milk contains fat, which makes it a better source of nutrition than a canned product.
“Canned fruit, in general, is not good for you,” Gering says.
He adds that some types of milk contain fats that can make you feel sick.
But he says the best sources of milk fat are dairy products like skim milk, cream and cheese.
“When you look at it as a whole, canned fruit actually does have some nutrition,” Geshenfeld said.
But because it contains fats, it is better for you to eat a variety of foods, like whole grain breads, whole-grain pasta and cereals.
“That is what the U.S. government recommended, but it was based on a different type of food,” he added.
How do I make sure my food is safe? “
Now, in the U-turn we’re seeing the U of T and other universities advising people to eat the most healthful food that they can and eat a lot more of the foods that are in their own food baskets.”
How do I make sure my food is safe?
Gershing says you can check for contaminants from canned fruit by taking a small swab to the area where you’re buying the food.
You’ll also want to use a food-safety kit or food-grade food to ensure it’s safe.
You can also make sure your food is being stored at room temperature or in a cool, dry place.
Gingers said that a good food-testing kit will tell you if there’s a food safety risk.
It can also help you understand what you’re consuming.
“These are things that you can see on a lab scale, which is the amount of fat, sugars, protein and calories,” Gingenfeld said, adding that there are also a lot different types of fruit and vegetables.
You might also want a food lab to do your testing.
“I think that most of us know that there’s probably a certain amount of sugar and protein in some fruits, so I would always look for that in a food that I’m buying,” he advised.
Geshed says if you’re not sure if you need to take a test, it’s a good idea to ask your health care practitioner about it.
“Because of the amount that they do, the quality of the results is good,” he stressed.
Gerging says there are a lot less contaminants in some types the food, including fruits.
That includes milk, but there are other types of foods that can contain contaminants.
“Most fruits are not high in the types of toxins that you see in milk, which can lead to some problems in the digestive system,” Gered said.